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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag has occurred near Olancha in California

Earthquake location 36.2693329S, -118.0181656WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Olancha in California. Unique identifier: ci37527632. Ids that are associated to the event: ci37527632. The temblor was detected at 17:03:13 / 5:03 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 01:03:13 / February 23, 2016 @ 1:03 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of -1 km (-1 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth -1 km, -118.0181656° West, 36.2693329° North.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Ridgecrest (c. 27 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alta Sierra (c. 7 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ridgecrest, Alta Sierra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, United States (c. 310 233 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km SW of Olancha, California.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -118.0181656° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2693329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth -1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SW of Olancha, California Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-23 01:03:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 01:08:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 145 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ci The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ci, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 44 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ci37527632 Id of event.
Event Code 37527632 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ci37527632, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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